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Howdy,

I have two clownfish that were raised on Hikari mysis shrimp, however they haven't eaten any kind of shrimp I've fed them. As of now, the only food they accept are BRS golden pearls. I want to feed them more than just those pellets though, as fish are given more than one food in the ocean.

Looking for suggestions on new foods (any food. Pellet, flakes, or even entirely new brands)

Foods I've tried:
New Life Spectrum pellets
Hikari frozen mysis
Hikari freeze dried brine
Omega pellets

I have some Nyos pellets and garlic extract on it's way to my doorstep as well

These are literally the pickiest clownfish I've ever owned :loudly-crying-face:
 
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Just to check, have you tried mixing small amounts (that get increasingly larger over time) of the other foods in with food the clowns do accept?
Personally, my suggested feeds would be as follows (I apologize, I haven't looked into frozen algae-heavy feeds enough to have one that I would suggest at this point; I'll have to remedy that):
Frozen (Meaty) - LRS Reef Frenzy, Hikari Mega Marine, then Rod's Original.
Pellets (Meaty) - Otohime, then TDO Chromaboost.
Pellets (Algal) - NLS Marine Fish Pellets (has 8 types of algae and one terrestrial plant).
 
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Just to check, have you tried mixing small amounts (that get increasingly larger over time) of the other foods in with food the clowns do accept?
NO?? That's a big brain move right there :eek:
I'll try that next
I also have garlic extract on it's way to my door
 

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Howdy,

I have two clownfish that were raised on Hikari mysis shrimp, however they haven't eaten any kind of shrimp I've fed them. As of now, the only food they accept are BRS golden pearls. I want to feed them more than just those pellets though, as fish are given more than one food in the ocean.

Looking for suggestions on new foods (any food. Pellet, flakes, or even entirely new brands)

Foods I've tried:
New Life Spectrum pellets
Hikari frozen mysis
Hikari freeze dried brine
Omega pellets

These are literally the pickiest clownfish I've ever owned :loudly-crying-face:
Some good additions are:
Spirulina Brine
LRS Fish Frenzy
Formula one
Hikari Marine cuisine
small Plankton
Hikari chopped krill
 

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My clowns are on the smaller side and they wont go for mysis that are too big. Frozen brine or the Reef Nutrition ROE, Artic pods are smaller in size.
 

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